Laura Prepon recently admitted how she no longer practices Scientology.
The Orange is the New Black and That ’70s Show actress, 41, spoke in an interview with People this past Tuesday on how life since as a mother has shifted her life, along with her relationship with the Church of Scientology.
“I’m no longer practicing Scientology,” Prepon told the outlet.
“I’ve always been very open-minded, even since I was a child. I was raised Catholic and Jewish. I’ve prayed in churches, meditated in temples. I’ve studied Chinese meridian theory. I haven’t practiced Scientology in close to five years and it’s no longer part of my life.”
Prepon revealed how both she and her husband, fellow actor Ben Foster, 40, regularly meditate together. While Foster, with whom she shares two kids, has never practiced Scientology.
“We meditate daily and I’m really liking it,” Prepon said, “because it’s something that helps me to hear my own voice and it’s something we can do together.”
Foster and Prepon married in June 2018 after welcoming their daughter Ella in August 2017. And in October of 2019, Prepon revealed she was pregnant with the couple’s second child, a little boy.
“When I had my second child I thought, how am I ever going to love a child as much as I love my first?” she shared with the outlet. “Then you do and it’s this overwhelming sense of love. It’s incredible how that happens.”
“As a brand new mother, I was reflecting so much on my own upbringing and the way I was mothered,” she said. “I was forced to look at a lot of things in my life that I wasn’t looking at before.”
Back in March, the star revealed how isolating it being a mother was at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These days have been challenging for all of us. Raising a toddler and a newborn in New York during these unprecedented times is tough. To help with self-isolation, I’ve been trying to find ways to feel more connected while sticking with a routine…I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately, but to know I’m not the only one feeling this way has been really comforting. Having community is more important than ever right now, so I encourage you to join and stay connected.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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